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African Political Economy

The LSE African Political Economy Group exists to provide research-focused interaction around issues of African politics, and to encourage engagement between the LSE and top international scholars in African politics.

Our regular seminars are a forum for members to present working papers, and for a discussion of new research in the field. These seminars are open to all faculty, fellows, and PhD students working on issues of African politics, or related development or political economy issues. The group also jointly hosts a yearly Working Group on African Political Economy, which is an all-day conference for the discussion of ongoing research in African politics and political economy by UK and EU scholars.

Organisers: Joachim Wehner (GV), Jonathan Weigel (ID) 

Meetings: Thursdays in CBG 4.17 (please note start times below). Followed by drinks at Ye Olde White Horse.

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Upcoming events

Michaelmas Term

16 October 2019, 5:00-7:00pm
McDonald Lewanika & Yuezhou Yang, LSE

30 October 2019, 4:00-6:00pm
Darin Christensen, UCLA, Luskin School

13 November 2019, 5:00-7:00pm
Jonathan Weigel, LSE

27 November 2019, 4:00-6:00pm
Mai Hassan, University of Michigan 

Lent Term

5 February 2020, 5:00-7:00pm
George Ofosu, LSE

19 February 2020, 4:00-6:00pm
Makena Micheni & Carolin Dieterle, LSE

4 March 2020, 5:00-7:00pm
Sarah Brierley, LSE